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The leaves are changing, the kids are back in school, and the fall fundraising campaign of the San Juan Public Schools Foundation (SJPSF) is underway.... [Read More]
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The Register's boys water polo athlete of the week for Oct. 16. Max Miller San Juan Hills The sophomore center recorded five goals and four steals in a 13-6 victory against Mission Viejo and six goals, one assist and two steals in a 14-7 triumph against Tesoro to help the Titans move into a first-place... [Read More]
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"We will no longer be able to hide our poverty and our inequality with palm trees and piña coladas," Carmen Yulín Soto told HuffPost. [Read More]
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A tall chain link fence, shrouded in vines, surrounds an aging water well tucked away in this small town just west of San Juan. A metal sign carries a warning in Spanish to anyone who... [Read More]
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"Helping People and Plants Thrive Together" is the theme of Goin Native Therapeutic Gardens, a local nonprofit, and it translated nicely at the organization's 2017 Fall Fest celebration at San Juan Capistrano's Reata Park. The Oct. 14 "Eat, Drink, Plant, Learn" event was a blend of live bands, educational presentations, nearly three dozen exhibitors, children's... [Read More]
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From the San Juan Daily Star (www.sanjuanweeklypr.com/...) The PR national guard has been tasked with making sure that food and water deliveries are getting to the people in need: At Gov. Ricardo Rosselló Nevares' order, the Puerto Rico... [Read More]
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Three Waltham police officers are on their way to Puerto Rico, in response to a request for Spanish-speaking law enforcement personnel to provide aid in the wake of Hurricane Maria.Sgt. Kaitlyn MacPherson, Officer Patrick Dean, and Detective Jorge Orta, will be flying to San Juan on Wednesday, Oct. 18, volunteering as residents continue to recover from the Category 4 storm, that devastated the island last month.As of Monday, Oct. 16, the Associated Press put the death toll at 48."This is... [Read More]
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Rosana Guernica woke up Saturday morning in Fort Lauderdale, able to count on one hand the number of hours of sleep she'd gotten in the previous three days. That day, the Carnegie Mellon University junior would load 2,000 pounds of supplies into a plane that she'd raised the money to charter, fly to San Juan, and return with 22 Puerto Rican medical patients, some so weak that they had to be carried on and off the plane. [Read More]
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Authorities say they are treating the death of a man found on the side of San Juan Grade Road Friday morning as a homicide. [Read More]
A San Juan Capistrano woman who embezzled more than $1.5 million from clients of her financial-services company was sentenced Monday to more than five years in federal prison. Elizabeth…... [Read More]
Tesla Powerwalls have reportedly been spotted in San Juan, Puerto Rico less than 10 days after Elon Musk pledged to help the island rebuild. [Read More]
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The situation is so bad in Puerto Rico that a private security firm formerly known as Blackwater has fielded several requests to send employees to the island — and there are already guards roaming around with long guns on the streets of San Juan. US security firm Academi, formerly called Blackwater, has received at least... [Read More]
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Nine students from The University of Puerto Rico School of Law in San Juan began classes at Touro Law Center in Central Islip on Monday,  Oct. [Read More]
A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of last week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts: NOT REAL: San Juan City Council Votes Unanimously To Impeach Trump-Hating Mayor THE FACTS: There has been no move to impeach San Juan, Puerto Rico, Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz, despite this story from the As American As Apple Pie site. The story falsely claims that... [Read More]
Composer and pianist Grisha Krivchenia plays a selection from Bach Sunday at First Presbyterian Church. Krivchenia played his own compositions along with those of Chopin, Schubert and Bach and said he was OK with people clapping while he played. He is based in Santa Fe, N.M., and San Juan Island, Wash., and plays at recitals throughout the West. [Read More]
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Tesla has started shipping its massive Powerpack batteries to Puerto Rico. A photo published by Electrek shows three Powerpack batteries have arrived at San Juan airport. The sighting comes a week after Tesla said it would ramp up battery production to help restore power in the storm-ridden island. Roughly 84% of Puerto Rico is without electricity after Hurricane Maria, a Category 4 storm, struck the island three weeks ago. The crisis has put renewed focus on clean energy solutions that experts have long said could help address Puerto Rico's frequent electrical issues. Cal Lankton, Tesla's vice president of energy sales and operations,... [Read More]
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a contract to provide power generation to the Palo Seco Plant, one of the main power providers to the city of San Juan, Puerto Rico. The award, valued at $35.1 million, was made to Weston Solutions of West,... [Read More]
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"Damn it, we're dying." Four weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, federal aid still isn't reach those in need. We s... [Read More]
"I think it's conduct unbecoming of a Leader of the Free World." [Read More]
Island Stage Left's production of "Annapurna" by Sharr White opens Thursday, Nov 9 for a four-week run at the San Juan County Fairground's Marie Boe B... [Read More]
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